Lake Tegernsee is outrageously picturesque, very Bavarian and largely overlooked by overseas tourists.
Namedy Castle sits at the centre of a fairytale with a real-life twist.
There are medieval towns and villages along the Rhine that look as if the Brothers Grimm have just left.
It's so photogenic you could acquire some kind of camera over-use injury.
A brew that inspires joy and wonky walking.
Lake Tegernsee is a pretty mountain retreat an hour from Munich yet a million miles from overcrowded alpine hotspots. Brian Johnston gets local among the Bavarians.
WE'RE AN OLDER COUPLE, LOVE HISTORY, WALKING AND PARKS, THINKING OF TWO WEEKS TRAVELLING BY TRAIN AROUND GERMANY WITH A SHORT CRUISE, PREFERABLY ALONG THE COASTLINE. ANY ADVICE RE ACCOMMODATION? M. AND D. BAKER, LENNOX HEAD NSW Cruising is a great way to see Germany but by far the most popular cruises are along the Rhine and Main rivers rather than the Baltic coast.
Essen is far from the chintzy Germany of lederhosen and clanking beer steins, but all the more interesting for that.
There is so much more to Germany than beer and sausages. This is a tantalising country of spectacular scenery, grand palaces and magical forests. From Berlin to Bavaria and Oktoberfest to Christmas markets, this is an all-in-one experience for travellers of any age. Indulge in local treats, learn of folktales or bask under big-city lights. This place won't disappoint.